WORK HOURS:  37.5 per week

CONTRACT LENGTH:  190 Days (9 months)


GMCS employees:  Transfer Request Form needs to be signed by supervisor and uploaded to your application.


General Job Description: To produce a weekly informational newspaper pullout, social media content and live streaming via social media when appropriate about activity occuring at the Gallup-McKinley County School District (GMCS) and its various school sites.  The pullout publication will contain interesting articles on GMCS initiatives, information, activities, and sports; with a positive captivating content and design for the McKinley County community.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:   

  1. Deliver newspaper pull-out in electronic format for publication
  2. Produce content for all social media platforms
  3. Design page layouts and assure the  monthly newspaper pullout will contain sufficient articles and/or graphics to fill at least four pages (maximum content space of 11.5" X 14 " per page).
  4. Ability to convert any photos into printable formats
  5. Excellent knowledge of the English language
  6. Effective journalistic skills, including interviewing various sources/subjects and producing interesting articles from raw materials gathered from various sources.
  7. Write feature articles relating to GMCS
  8. Perform Web research and fact checking (when necessary)
  9. Proofreading
  10. Strong attention to detail
  11. Strong organizational skills
  12. Photography experience.
  13. Operating knowledge of Adobe programs and products
  14. Operating knowledge of Microsoft Office 365
  15. Must be able to drive and travel, when necessary or as assigned
  16. Must be well versed in all social media platforms
  17. Create partnerships with schools and develop collaborative working relationships
  18. Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:  Bachelor's Degree not required but preferred.  Experience as a news photographer and new writer is strongly preferred.


Physical Requirements: Ability to perform the job and access the environment for which you are hired.  The following may be required: Sitting, standing, lifting, moving about the room or school, carrying (up to 50 pounds), reaching, squatting, kneeling, prolonged typing, physical ability to type on a keyboard terminal, and moving light furniture. 

Equipment/Technology Handled: Must know how to properly operate or be willing to learn to operate all multimedia equipment including current technology.  

Work Environment: Must be able to work within various degrees of noise, temperature, and air quality.  Interruptions of work are routine.  Flexibility and patience are required.  Must be self-motivated and able to complete job assignment without direct supervision.  After hours and weekend work may be required.


Terms of Employment: Salary and work calendar established yearly by the district.



  1. Educational Retirement
  2. Basic Life Insurance
  3. Longevity Addenda paid to all employees at 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 years of GMCS service
  4. Health Insurance Plans available the cost of which is partially covered by GMCS

All applicants must upload copies of high school diploma or, if applicant has a Bachelor's Degree or higher, official transcripts from any and all accredited colleges/universities attended by you for review.


Three letters of reference written within the last twelve months (one must be from current supervisor. If this is not appropriate due to one’s employment status, please contact GMCS Personnel Office 505-721-1000).